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Clifford Richard Parker

Clifford Richard Parker was born in St Andrews, Guernsey in the Channel Islands on 29 July 1894.

He was the only son of Richard Adolphus Parker (b. 1860) and Sarah Gavey (b. 1861), both of St Peter's Port and St Saviours, Guernsey, respectively, who had married in 1886. The couple had four other children besides Clifford: Violet (b. 1887), Florence (b. 1889) Nellie (b. 1890) and Victor (b. 1901)

On the 1901 census Clifford and his family were listed as living at Les Huriaux in St Andrews and his father was described as a gardener. By the time of the 1911 census they had moved to Fernleigh in St Andrews where his father by now worked as a fruit grower. Clifford was described as an unmarried business clerk in the wholesale grocery business.

Clifford boarded the Titanic at Southampton on 10 April 1912 as a second class passenger (ticket number SC/C 14888 which cost £10, 10s). His destination in the USA is not known but it is possible that he was travelling to Elizabeth, New Jersey with Lawrence Gavey who may have been his second cousin (they apparently shared a common great grandfather).

Clifford Parker died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

 

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Clifford Richard Parker
Age: 17 years 8 months and 17 days (Male)
Nationality: Channel Islander
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Clerk
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 14888, £10 10s
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]).
Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)
1901, 1911 Census

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    tayla parker said:

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